About 35 members of the 350-piece Pride of West Virginia marching band will play the fight song as they walk along with the team and cheerleaders.
WVU Band Director Jay Drury says the band divides into mini versions of itself for occasions like this.
Of course, Holgorsen and most of his staff will make the walk, as well.
But, interaction with fans isn't the only reason for the Mountaineer Mantrip. Making a connection with the state's coal industry is equally important.
"He wanted to do something to tip his hat to the impact that coal has had on this state, and this was a way to tie the two things together and start something as a new Mountaineer tradition," Wells said.
When players reach the east end of the field, they will stop to rub a 350-pound chunk of coal that was delivered by Alpha Natural Resources on Wednesday.
The energy company donated the coal to WVU from the Upper Big Branch mine in Whitesville.
The Mountaineer Mantrip will continue for home games throughout the season and is similar to traditions established by other schools. Marshall players, for example, have walked through a crowd to Joan C. Edwards Stadium for several years.
Notre Dame players tap an historic placard reading "Play Like a Champion Today" before each game.
"There are other college football teams that do things like this, so the team walk itself is not necessarily a unique concept, but the tie to the coal industry certainly is," Wells said.
The buses carrying the players will arrive at the starting point of the Mantrip at 1:10 on Sunday and will begin walking around 1:15, Wells said. Fans are encouraged to show up early.
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